Berta
Italian
  • 17-19 Alberta St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9264 6133,
    berta.com.au/
  • Lunch Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-11pm

Berta
-33.877862,151.210547

Jamie Irving isn't pushing the boundaries of Italian cuisine too far at this understated bistro - he's pushing impeccably sourced ingredients and presenting them without tricks. Tuesday nights are even dedicated to celebrating a seasonal ingredient such as chestnuts or chilli, or northern Italian cheeses, perhaps. The buzzy room befits a stylish crowd, with glossy polished concrete flanked by bottled pickles and a glass rear wall. Zucchini flowers are stuffed with ricotta, fried in a lacy batter and sweetened with honey from rooftop hives, while kingfish crudo is lightly oiled and flecked with chilli and punchy citrus segments. Pasta is a highlight - as you'd hope - with pappardelle coated in a rich sausage ragù. Desserts make the most of seasonal bounty, as with the rhubarb torte with a crumbly almond crust, and there are plenty of Italian wines offered by the glass. So take your time, take it easy and taste your way through Italy, from top to toe.  


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $7-$12

    M $16-$38

    D $14-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Jamie Irving

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